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Cary Caroline Jacobson

Divorce and separation Attorney at Columbia, MD

4.6   14 reviews

About Cary

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Cary Jacobson is the managing attorney at Jacobson Family Law.

Cary has successfully represented clients in all facets of Family Law proceedings; including, without limitation, the areas of: Adoption, Alimony, Spousal Maintenance, Custody, Visitation, Child Support, Separation Agreements, Domestic Violence, Protective Orders, Modifications, Father's Rights, Parenting Plans, Prenuptial Agreements, and Property Division.


Cary graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law with her Juris Doctorate magna cum laude. She is admitted to practice law throughout the State of Maryland as well as within the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. 

In her spare time, Cary enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children, participating in triathlons, running, traveling and reading. 

Licensed for 12 years
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 07/12/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Jacobson Family Law
5850 Waterloo Rd
Suite 140
Columbia, MD, 21045

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
Posted by Toni | February 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Keeps the drama out of divorce
I hired Cary Jacobson for what should have been an uncomplicated divorce in October 2016. Cary patiently, meticulously, and shrewdly guided me through custody, visitation, child support negotiations and final divorce ending in November 2018. Cary was always responsive and professional. She was very clear about the law and the possibilities for my case. Although her goal is to assist parties in coming to reasonable and fair compromises, she doesn't hesitate to pull out the stops and fully utilize her complete arsenal when needed. Along with her understanding and compassion, Cary is shrewd. She legally outwitted opposing counsel on several occasions to obtain what my children and I needed. Her non-confrontational style worked in our favor. Our case included a BIA, Social Worker, Forensic Psychiatrist, and opposing counsel. Cary was invaluable to the experience with each of them. She is well connected and navigates the Howard County legal systems with impressive ease. Her staff is just as on top of things as she is. Cary talked me off of the ledge several times. She was honest about when I just needed to sit still and wait. I'm so glad I listened. Besides a favorable outcome without a divorce trial, one of the huge benefits of working with Cary over two years was learning what was important -- what was worth the big fight and what wasn't. I am now pleased to report back to her when I am able to initiate a successful compromise with my children's father. When you divorce with young children, things always come up. Although Cary provided a clear and concise agreement, our co-parenting is ongoing. I can man the helm in proposing and obtaining compromises so that I don't have to keep going back to court for every little item. Cary modeled that and I am thankful for it. I strongly recommend Cary if you want a compassionate, smart, drama-free, shrewd lawyer who will be careful with your dollars and teach you along the way. She's a definite winner in my book!
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Posted by Yumi | October 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Ms. Jacobson Is My Hero
Ms. Jacobson's service was invaluable to the success of my legal matters. In dealing with a protracted and complicated divorce and custody battle, Ms. Jacobson remained at all times patient, meticulous, positive and professional in all our interactions. She took the time to ensure I was prepared for court appearances, waded through scads of paperwork with aplomb and kept all dialogue respectful, open and productive. She was also highly compassionate and sensitive to an out-of-state individual like myself and her rates versus her effort speaks of a generous and humane person, a rarity surely in this profession. I would highly recommend her services to anyone and wish nothing but the best for her.
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Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Very Professional
Going through a divorce is a traumatic experience (emotionally, mentally, physically...) for everyone involved. Having Cary on my team made it easier. I must have called her a 1,000 times and asked the same questions in multiple ways. No matter the case Cary never displayed frustration or annoyance with me. She always took the time to call me back and put me at ease. I would recommend Cary for any situation; she's professional, thorough, compassionate, and knowledgeable. You need Cary on your team!
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Posted by Tim Lowe | January 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyers win cases
Hello and greetings to whoever is reading this review. I hardly write review and most of the time i just read them over writing them, but I was very overwhelmed to write this one on this Thursday afternoon Jan 07, 2016. My girlfriend and I hired Attorney Jacobson in mid 2015 after the first Lawyer we hired was not in our best interests. Attorney Jacobson did our initial consultation and was very attentive and quick to notice mistakes that were on the documentation from the other lawyer. Attorney Jacobson noticed these errors in minutes of reading it and i was impressed and we decided to hire her for my girlfriend divorce and child custody case. My girlfriend went through a few mediations and the trial was on January 5th 2016. Attorney Jacobson was smart and strong in defending our case so strong to the point were the defendant lawyer look like he wanted to give up and defended just looked plain stupid. We won big and I would always be grateful to attorney Cary Jacobson. I would recommend her highly to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2015
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Highly recommended
Cary Jacobson is a highly qualified, professional attorney who is extremely reliable, efficient and thorough. She took the time to explain options and legal language in non-legal, easy-to-understand terms and was also a very pleasant and fair individual to work with. I would definitely recommend this attorney to anyone looking for representation in the Columbia area.
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Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Ms. Jacobson is very helpful, humble and very knowledgeable lawyer and I am very lucky to have her as a lawyer. She is very kind and reachable.
Posted by John | September 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent work and reliable.
I have had nothing but positive experiences with Cary. Over the years she has helped my with various legal issues that I have experienced. She is a very sweet person, and she genuinely cares about her clients. I would recommend her services to anyone and everyone.
Posted by Patrick | September 8, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Cary Jacobson, aka Snake Plissken
She's a snake! Ms. Jacobson was professional, courteous, yet pulled out the fangs when the misses and her esquire tried to get cute. I would definitely hire her again.
Posted by Kerry | September 8, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Made it easy!
My husband and I hired Cary to do our wills after having put it off for too many years. She made everything extremely easy and convenient, and was very affordable. She answered inquiries promptly, was flexible with our schedule, and explained things well.
Posted by Malinda | March 17, 2015
Time to get a will
My husband and I had been putting off doing a will and power of attorneys for way too long. We met with Cary and she made the process painless. She is very knowledgeable and answered our many questions patiently and without making us feel dumb. The documents were delivered quickly and the whole process was much easier than I thought it would be. Thanks Cary!
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Posted by Andrea | March 13, 2015
Fantastic Attorney
After feeling overwhelmed and discouraged in my family law case I decided to find a new attorney. I was given the name of its firm and I wish I would have worked with her years before. She is knowledgeable, thorough, hard working and client focused. I would refer her to anyone dealing with a family law situation.
Posted by Dr. J. Felton | February 4, 2015
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Cary was attentive and supportive throughout my proceedings. Cary was knowledgeable and thorough with all aspects of my case. I would highly recommend Cary.
Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2014
Good experience and smooth process
Cary provided my family a good experience and satisfying result in a difficult time for my parents. The whole process was done within the projected time and I felt my parents were treated with respect. I would not hesitate to work with her again.
Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Poor all around
By far one of the worst experiences of my life dealing with this attorney. Although nice in person she not only came unprepared to multiple meeting with the opposing attorney, but she never even fought for what I wanted or had a winning strategy . It was a monthly process and she never questioned any of my witnesses until the day of court. She never asked the right questions, of the witnesses that I provided or the witnesses that were provided by the opposing attorney. She also provided damaging evidence against me to the opposing attorney, and refused to use other evidence against the other party. I have asked her multiple time to explain her actions and so far have not received an answer, and do not believe that I will.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Volunteer Attorney/GAL
  • DCVLP
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Associate Attorney
  • The Drazin Law Center, PA
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • The Drazin Law Center, PA
  • 2008 - 2010

Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of North Carolina, Asheville
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Associations

  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Howard County Collaborative Professionals, Inc.
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Howard County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Howard County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Howard County Women's Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Women's Bar Association of Maryland
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Superlawyers
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (6)
Endorse Cary
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the opportunity to know Cary on a personal and professional level. We worked together on a mutual consent divorce and it was one of the most seamless and quickest cases I’ve had! Personally, Cary is a wonderful friend and mentor. Her commitment to help clients work collaboratively to resolve their differences in a civil and non-litigious way is just fantastic! She is a dedicated, compassionate and zealous advocate for her clients. I am thrilled to endorse Cary!"
Family Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cary and I are members a community organization in Howard County. I've found her to be professional, responsive, considerate and well appreciated by her peers."
Family Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Cary is an excellent advocate on behalf of her clients. She has the rare ability to zealously advocate on behalf of her clients while still working in a cooperative and collaborative manner to reach a successful result for those she represents. I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Jacobson is a great attorney who provides a professional and personalized approach to her clients. I appreciate her knowledge of the law and her desire to keep current on the area of law in which she practices."
Family Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. In addition to knowing Cary within the local legal community, I had the opportunity to work with her on a custody modification within the last year. Cary was professional, prepared, civil and respectful. I hope to work with her again in the future."
Family Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Although she was my opposing counsel, I enjoyed working against Cary. She is experienced and knowledgeable in family law. More than that, she is both diligent and respectful inside and out of the courtroom. I look forward to working opposite her again in the future."
Family Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cary balances great advocacy for her clients with the best interests of children and families."
Family Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Cary is very experienced and highly regarded in our legal community. She provides thorough, competent and compassionate representation in a challenging practice area. I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Cary is a fantastic attorney and a true professional. She achieves outstanding results for her clients and I do not hesitate in referring clients to her. I wholeheartedly endorse Cary."
Family Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer."
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